Kitesurfing groups in Dublin

last edit: April 2021

There is an amazing community of kitesurfers in Dublin and plenty of online groups you can join. 
I ranked them from I believe the most useful on the top.

Ireland Kite, Wing & Foil

Platform
Discord

Members
150+ (growing quickly)

Activity
High

  • Main use case
    This discord server is meant to be the Irish kitesurfing discussion platform: info about spots in Dublin and all over Ireland, content sharing about how to learn a trick, marketplace to buy or sell your gears, carpooling to go to the spot…
  • How to join
    Click on this link.
  • My opinion
    I believe this discord will become more and more essential for all things kitesurfing in Dublin and Ireland. If you are not familiar to Discord, it can seem a bit complicated at first but once you understand how it works (and it’s actually pretty simple) then you start to see the value of it: it is way more organized than a whatsapp single stream and allows for multiple discussion threads.
    As it was started by Dublin kitesurfers, the Discord is for now quite Dublin centric but it is growing fast and will likely become a must for any new kitesurfer.

Dollymount Heroes

Platform
Whatsapp

Members
250+

Activity
High

  • Main use case
    Information regarding Dollymount and Burrow: live update, lost and found, accessibility…
  • How to join
    Difficult because the group is full (whatsapp groups have a limit of participants). You can try using this link. If it works, cool! If it doesn’t, then you might have to be patient and try again later hoping that somebody left the group.
  • My opinion
    Extremely useful group for all things kitesurfing on North Dublin beaches. Some kitesurfers in this group are very experienced and active and can give amazing tips.

Poolbeg Massive

Platform
Whatsapp

Members
250+

Activity
High

  • Main use case
    Information regarding South spots in Dublin like Seapoint and Poolbeg: live update, lost and found, accessibility…
  • How to join
    Difficult because the group is full (whatsapp groups have a limit of participants). You can try using this link. If it works, cool! If it doesn’t, then you might have to be patient and try again later hoping that somebody left the group.
  • My opinion
    Extremely useful group for all things kitesurfing on South dublin beaches.

Kiting buddies

Platform
Facebook

Members
1,1k

Activity
Medium

  • Main use case
    All things kitesurfing in Dublin.
  • How to join
    Click on this link.
  • My opinion
    This group is a pillar of the Dublin kitesurfing community, but is definitely not as much used as the other whatsapp and discord groups. For example, you will very rarely get live update in the Facebook Kiting buddies group. On the other hand, it is useful for info like lost and found, pictures sharing, general comments, etc.

Let’s go to the beach

Platform
Whatsapp

Members
10+

Activity
Low

  • Main use case
    Carpooling to go to the spots
  • How to join
    Click on this link.
  • My opinion
    I created this group specifically for carpooling. It is used only when conditions are great and people want to go out, so the activity is not that high. There are not a lot of participants, however this group has been super useful to me and I already used if for many trips to the spots.

See you at the beach!

2 thoughts on “Kitesurfing groups in Dublin”

    1. Hello Ls, thanks for flagging!
      the group is full unfortunately, I suggest joining the discord, which is quite active too!

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